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we even had a spot or two of drizzle. partly sunny this afternoon. again temperatures rising into the mid-70s with a south wind at 10 to 15. big time showers and storms well to the west this morning. that front is going to be in the neighborhood tomorrow with a few showers here and there. but this morning we still have that push off the atlantic with the southeasterly flow. so we're kind of socked in with the clouds now. rain in the caroline fast. your temps are in the -- carolinas. your temps are in the 50s. 55 cumberland. and 57 in fredricksburg. monika samtani, here we are at 5:00 straight up. how is it looking so far? >> very light, very good. no issues on our interstates, the beltway looks good all around town as well. metro should be opening right about now. they were scheduled to open at 5:00 a.m. as usual this morning. and if you are planning to use metro down to the emancipation day parade at freedom plaza. go ahead and get off at federal
triangle or metro center. 395 at the 14th street bridge, no issues to report here as you head into the downtown area. all of the potomac and anacostia river crossings are just fine. maryland side, 270 southbound very light. no issues at father hurley boulevard heading down to the point where the lanes divide. you're going to be just fine. no issues on 355, great seneca highway or the beltway through bethesda. this morning doctors are trying to prevent any rise in the death toll from yesterday's boston marathon bombings. >> as the race clock ticked past the 4:00 hour mark, a bomb exploded right why the spectators were standing right near the finish line. as people started to run away from the first explosion, a second blast went off about 14 seconds later. the finish line was cordoned
off as rescuers flooded on to the streets to try to help the people who were wounded. >> here's what we know at this hour. the twin blasts killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy. more than 140 people have been injured, the most serious have severed limbs. boston's wbztv reports police searched an apartment in the suburb of revere last night as part of its investigation. delia goncalves is following these developments from our satellite center. delia, what more have you heard? >> reporter: we can tell you in regard to that apartment in revere that f.b.i., police, and other federal agents raided that home, but we still don't know the connection. of course as with everything involved in this investigation, details are still sketchy and still fluid, very unfoaldzing at this hour. the blasts have shaken bostonians and many around the world. most major cities including the district are now on heightened alert. cbs is reporting several other bombs have been identified throughout the city, but thankfully they did not
detonate. police stress they do not have any suspects in custody but are questioning, quote, many people. we are hearing there is surveillance video showing a man with what appears to be to backpacks in the boylston street area just moments before the explosions. >> police and medical personnel from across the region have sent dozens, maybe even hundreds of volunteers to help us here in boston. that's what americans do in times of crisis. we come together and we help one another. moments like these terrible as they are don't show our weakness. they show our strength. >> we still do not know who did this or why and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. >> and of course we all know the panic that ensued after those two bombings in the
boylston street area just moments after the race. and many people cross that finish line. several runners did leave their bags and other items in the area as they were fleeing that area you can imagine. all of those items now part of the expansive crime scene in downtown boston. much more on the investigation and more, a breakdown on the physically injured coming up at 5:30. mike, andrea, back to you. >> delia goncalves with that update from our satellite center. the 2013 boston marathon was already paying tribute to the victims from another nearby tragedy when the explosions went off. the final mile, mile 26, was dedicated to the victims of the sandy hook shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> 26 is the total number of children and adults killed back there in december. if you look at mile marker 26, it's got newtown's logo on it. several families from newtown were in the stands among the spectators and as if they haven't dealt with enough, they
had to witness this terrorist attack. >> the blast came just after the four-hour mark in the race. the elite racers were long gone but a handful of runners were at the finish line. >> more than a thousand runners from the d.c. area alone ran in the marathon this year. they're now trying to make their way home. jessica doyle is live at reagan national airport this morning as we wait for more of them to arrive, jess? >> reporter: thanks so much, mike. good morning you to, andrea. good morning to everybody at hope. you can only imagine what it must have been like to be on the scene when those two explosions went off and in the aftermath, the raw emotions that those runners were feeling, the friends and family who had surrounded them for their triumph fans day. -- triumphant day. a large presence is registered for the race in boston. let me throw some numbers at you. 450 people from maryland, 170 people from d.c., 650 people from the northern virginia area, all running yesterday, all training for months for
that triumphant day. instead they were greeted by horror and our ken molestina was here at reagan national last night. he was able to talk to some of the people who were getting off the planes from boston, the shunts coming here back to reagan to bring people home. they shared their horrifying experiences. >> it was loud and all of a sudden you heard the two explosions and it got silent. so, you know, people were looking around. nobody knew what was going on. next thing you know, there was emergency response going by. >> the explosion came up over their heads and threw them. it was just amazing to know that that was an explosion. you're looking at the aftermath of it that close. >> reporter: you can only imagine what it was like to be there, the runners putting all that time, all that training into a day that should have been triumphant, gathering their friends and family around them into a day that turned into a national tragedy. we're going to be live here at
reagan national this morning gathering more stories now. the first shuttle comes in from boston at about 7:30 this morning. there are four due in and we're going to be there talking to folks as they get off the plane. reporting live from reagan national airport, i'm jessica doyle. back to you in the studio. >> thank you. i heard that southwest airlines is actually trying to accommodate people without ticket change fees or any other fees to get them home sooner. hopefully people get out of boston and are able to get home quickly. the attack in boston led to an immediate response from d.c. law enforcement agencies. >> on capitol hill, house speaker john boehner ordered the flags to be flown at half staff. coming up, we'll have more on some of the local security measures that are now in place. there's a big event here in
yesterday's low 60s. i think we'll be in the mid-70s before the day is out. shower chances, though, there's several of them in the seven- day forecast. we'll tell you about that in about five minutes. right now here comes monika with timesaver traffic. on the northbound side of i- 95 here in virginia, normal traffic. volumes are building through the springfield area. quiet to the 14th street bridge and into downtown where you will find road closures around freedom plaza for today's emancipation day parade. back to you guys. >> thanks, monika. within minutes after the ec pleases in boston, police -- explosions in boston, police started pushing back the security perimeter around the white house. >> and you saw metro putting more officers at stations. you saw dogs out there, too. that started yesterday. ko im is live along the route of today's emancipation day parade with more on the increased security because obviously a lot of people are coming into the district today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that parade starts in about six hours. and d.c. officials want you to
go about your day as planned. if that means also including the emancipation day event. the flags at the u.s. capitol flying at half staff in light of the tragedy. if you look on the end of this parade route already on pennsylvania avenue, you can see there is a police presence. that is planned but there is going to be some extra security. in a press conference yesterday, d.c.'s police chief detailed a little bit of that saying that some of the presence you'll see, some of the presence you won't necessarily. they want to encourage you to take public transportation. they want you to feel safe. they say they have a plan to do so. and they also want to send a message out there that if you see something, say something. >> we would do that any time there's an incident anywhere nationally or internationally until we have enough information to feel comfortable there's no potential connection to washington, d.c. or threat to washington, d.c. will you see visible increase in presence. there are some other activities we are involved in and i won't
get into but i would say for washington, d.c., because we have so many events here and because this is the nation's capital, the combination of law enforcement resources here on a daily basis, you know, the united states park police, metro transit police and all of our other partners around here working so closely together. we have a lot of assets and resources here. everything that needs to be in place is in place. >> reporter: so again the chief reiterating there is no specific threat to the nation's capital. we know that monika mentioned metro is already opened so the message is to go on with your day as planned. live in front of freedom plaza, ko im, wusa9. howard will join us after the break with details on the seven-day forecast. there is rain but also sunshine. >> but first, how you can continue to follow developments on the boston marathon bombing today when you're not in front of the tv. we'll be posting updates on our
5:15. 57 degrees out there this morning. allergy index courtesy of howard just for mike hydeck. >> not that he need it is. >> a rough overnight. >> the nose knows. >> we'll get to the height of the season because we had the slow start with the cooler march and first part of april. boom, the heat came. had a little rain and things are starting to get going. our allergy courtesy of sue and the gang at the u.s. armory allergy extract lab i believe they call themselves over there. they used to be at the walter reed campus. trees are high. grass, weeds and mold are low. your day plan other this tuesday morning. we have clouds out there now. i think we'll see sunshine this afternoon. i'm going to be optimistic. highs in the mid 70s there by the time we get to 5:00 with the noontime temperature right around 70. so looks pretty comfortable although maybe just a bit on the breezy side as we head into the afternoon. the clouds are coming in off the atlantic. you can sort of see the push
out of the southeast. you get this side of the continental divide. we have clouds west of the mountains. more breaks till you get to take line of showers and storms in northeast indiana back toward areas in missouri. that will be around here tomorrow, at least that front. tomorrow a slightly better chance for a few showers than today. cold still up in new england. 30s up here with new york at 48. but 60s in charleston and lexington this morning. even norfolk is at 60 degrees. locally pretty uniform air mass. look at the temperatures within a degree or two of 55 across the board. andrews down to 53 but 57 in leesburg this morning and centreville and 54 on the bay in north beach. another look outside on our michael & son weather camera. cloudy skies above but visibility really nice this morning. no problems there. no precip, 57. there's a spot of drizzle perhaps in some of the higher elevations. some coming down 270 early this morning. dew point 49. humidity 74%. other than the spotty drizzle,
don't think we'll see too much in the way of precip today. cold air is in place out west out in denver and casper. parts of wipe weil are expecting -- parts of wyoming are expecting 1 to 2 feet of snow from the latest system. the jet stream dipping way down in the southwest coming across the rockies and right here, right across from st. louis toward chicago, been strong to even severe thunderstorms across missouri this morning. the cold air in nebraska back toward colorado and wyoming. the snow is falling. the rockies and mets were snowed out yesterday up at the mile high city. coors field there. we have some showers coming on shore from the east into eastern north carolina with just again the clouds that are stuck over us. but i do think as we get into the afternoon and this is really -- we get into the afternoon, we'll break out into some sunshine and tonight watch north and west. there will be a chance for a couple of showers late tonight coming through the region. that front nearby tomorrow with a shower or two. so the forecast today, 76,
mild. tonight 60. the shower north, northwest of town. tomorrow the isolated shower or two, 78. then on wednesday -- excuse me, thursday, looks to be a warm, generally dry day, around 80. warm again friday but a front comes in friday night with showers and storms. that should be out of here pretty early saturday but may ruin saturday morning sports plans if we have soggy fields. saturday and sunday's highs holding in generally the low 60s. monika samtani, happy tuesday. >> yes, happy tuesday. fields like wednesday or thursday. i know, howard. if you're planning to head around town, it just feels like a normal tuesday morning in terms of your rush hour flow, although you do have enhanced security around d.c. landmarks today and also with the emancipation day parade, expect closures already in place around freedom plaza. you'll want to use metro to get there a few hours from now at around 11:00 this morning when it begins. so keep that in mind for your travel plans as well. let's take you live outside. first of all, here's what it looks like getting into the downtown area on 395
northbound. no issues right now and no delays around duke street heading right up toward seminary road and here to the 14th street bridge. you're looking absolutely fine this morning. no problems on 95 coming into springfield. it's just going to be heavy exiting there. here's northbound georgia avenue at university boulevard. water main repair work, utility work actually as you head nobody here. you're going to find take you've only got one lane getting through on the northbound side. a last live look on the southbound side of i-# 70 at route -- i-270 at route 109. still looking good. we're going to take a break from some of the heavy stories and take a look at the sports headlines coming up. >> including the nationals getting back on track after being swept over the weekend. being swept over the weekend. highlights did we get it? got it. yes! contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. how do i make it stronger? [ male announcer ] when you've got fios quantum, you get america's fastest, most reliable internet. hey, so where's the big project? ...huh.
welcome back. your weather first on this tuesday morning. we have clouds out there. it is a comfortably cool start. temps in the 50s. there are more clouds than our futurecast model is depicting. 60s by 9:00. we'll head toward lunch time. by then i think we'll see a little bit of sun starting to develop with temperatures upper 60s to around 70. your afternoon temperatures today should make it into the low to mid-70s. not too bad at all. good morning, everybody. after this past weekend's series against the braves, you had to ask yourself, is this nationals team a world series
contender after getting outscored 18-5. well thank goodness for the miami marlins because apparently they're the nats get well cure. ryan zimmerman, the rest of the mlb wearing number 42 to honor jackie robinson. no home runs coming into the game. he picked up his first of the season. pitcher jordan zimmermann had a complete game. nats win 10-3. wizards playing their last game of the season. 20 points, 11 rebounds from andre blatche visiting his former team. the wizards lost. hoyas big east player of the year is foregoing his two years of eligibility. he led the hoyas in scoring, rebounding and steals this season. and last night was the draft for the ladies. the washington mystics selected taylor hill from ohio state with the fourth overall pick in
the wnba draft, considered one of the best stars in this year's class. she was an all big ten first team and defensive team selection during her time in columbus. that will do it for your morning sports. i'm kristen berset. have a great tuesday. the 117-year history of the boston marathon is forever changed by a terrorist attack. >> coming up, we'll have the latest on the investigation in boston and where local law enforcement is stepping up security here. monika? >> on the northbound side of i- 95, it's just going to be your volume dale city to the occoquan river and then here in springfield. also an accident now route 1 northbound at sherwood haul lane. we'll be back with more news, weather and traffic in about three
i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. monika samtani has traffic momentarily. of course we'll get to the boston marathon tragedy in a bit but let's start with howard. he has the weather today. >> yesterday the low 60s. we should be 10 degrees warmer than that today so i think that will make people happier, being in the 70s more comfortable. this morning a light jacket for sure. we have the influence off the atlantic, that marine layer, if you will. that's why we stayed with generally cloudy skies during the day on monday. here's a look at your forecast. i do expect to see some sun develop later this morning into the afternoon. we're starting out cloudy. even a spot or two of drizzle. 72 by 1:00. this afternoon with those sunny skies in spots, we should make the mid-70s if the clouds are tougher than i'm thinking, low 70s will be more like it. the clouds are coming up here off the carolinas and getting sort of like a cold air damage situation. the moisture gets on the east side of the divide and this is
where we've got these clouds. you see these storms through illinois and northern indiana. that stuff or at least the front producing that will be in our vicinity as we head into the day tomorrow. so tomorrow perhaps a slightly better chance for a couple of showers. this morning as you get ready to head out, i think you'll need a jacket or sweat shirt. easton down to 50 now with 55 degrees in hagerstown and 54 in gaithersburg. monika samtani, good morning. >> good morning, howard. good morning, everybody. epans participation -- emancipation day parade begins in a few hours. we have normal parking restrictions in the district and also normal flow of traffic in materials of the reversible lanes as well traveling in and out of the district this morning and this afternoon. so keep that in mind. if you're planning to head over on the interstates and around town, let's show you a couple of live pictures. no issues to report right now on 395 north of duke street. as you can see, just a bit of volume building. it looks pretty much the same on 95 in springfield heading up
from route 644. there are no issues on the beltway between tysons, springfield and alexandria. a live look on the other side of town. no issues here on the beltway in college park. we'll end with a live look northbound georgia avenue at university boulevard. utility work in place this morning. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. as you might imagine, police are sifting through a lot of clues trying to find out who is responsible for the bombings at the boston marathon. >> crowds were cheering on runners crossing the finish line when two explosions shattered the festive atmosphere. competitors and spectators started running for their lives as police and rescuers near the finish line called in a swarm of emergency vehicles to help the wounded. >> this is what we know so far. three people are dead, the youngest an 8-year-old boy. doctors are treating most of the seriously injured of the blast victims, many of them suffered amputations. in all more than 140 people are
injured. the two bombs exploded inside trash cans. cbs news is now reporting that to unexploded devices were recovered and they're still intact. delia goncalves is live in our satellite center following the latest. >> reporter: a bit more on the injured now and those who did not survive. sadly we now know that 8 earld boy was just -- 8-year-old boy was just waiting to congratulate his father as he crossed the finish line. it is awful and very hard to take. his mother and sister were injured but survived the blast. doctors say many injuries were so severe, amputations were necessary. those folks will require, quote, serial operations in the coming days. as devastating as the injuries are, they all could have been much worse and the death toll larger had boston emergency responders not acted so quickly. many hospitals already at full staff as workers prepared to treat runners suffering from heat exhaustion and the like. and the medical tents at the marathon site serve as an
immediate triage for the wounded, for those living with the emotional wounds, city officials are now offering assurances. >> i'd like to offer my sympathies to the victims and the families of this horrendous event. this cowardly act will not be taken in stride. we will turn every rock over to find the people who are responsible for this. >> people should expect, those who are riding the t that there will be random checks of backpacks and other parcels, and we just ask everyone to be patient with that inconvenience for the time being. it is for the public's safety. >> reporter: police go on to tell us that they do not have any suspects so far, but they are questioning, quote, many people. mike, andrea, back to you. >> delia goncalves live in the satellite center this morning. thanks, delia. nearly 1300 runners from around here from this region signed up to run the 2013
boston marathon. >> according to the marathon's website, 452 runners were from maryland, 171 from the district and 654 came from virginia. we've not learned whether any of them or their friends or relatives in the crowd are among the injured. some runners have already flown back to d.c. others are on their way. jessica doyle is at national airport with that part of the story. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning to you. good morning to everybody watching at home. i want to tell you obviously in the wake of what happened in boston yesterday, security concerns are heightened. as a result they've raised the security level at reagan national airport yesterday and that may continue through today. i can tell you i did see a bomb- sniffing dog here earlier this morning. we saw other signs of security possibly being heightened here at reagan national. we don't expect the first group of runners from boston to return here to the airport until about 7:30 this morning. that's when the first shuttle comes in from boston returning
to reagan national airport. as you said, a big presence of washingtonians at boston running the marathon yesterday. they started coming home yesterday. we caught up with some of them last night as they returned to reagan national airport. and they talked about the chaos that ensued immediately after the bombings. >> i was in the hotel room. my friends started calling me, everyone from all over the country was like, are you okay? are you okay? >> i was around the corner when it happened. it was frightening because there was a lot of chaos. nobody could find each other. you know, you couldn't find your person. it was scary. >> reporter: an immediate concern for a lot of folks was to reestablish connections with their loved ones who were there also at the boston marathon. that of course was difficult since cell phone service was very spotty for an hour or two immediately after the event
happened. social media definitely came into play. a lot of people were able to track runners based on gps positioning. that became a really big deal yesterday as well as being able to read people's tweets to know they were okay or see updates on social media. we're going to stay live at reagan national airport. 7:30 when the flight comes n we'll try to talk to folks to find out their stories, how they're doing, how they're feeling, of course a lot of raw emotions in the wake of what happened in boston yesterday. i'm jessica doyle and back you to in the studio. >> jessica, thank you. these boston explosions led to a quick response from several area law enforcement agencies. >> we'll have more on the increased security measures now in place around our
a jacket with me. here's a look at your forecast. expecting winds to turn toward the south and help boost temperatures in the 50s to closer to 70 by noon. and into the mid-70s with sunshine arriving this afternoon. winds south at 10 to 15. inside with your seven-day forecast in about five. on the southbound side of i- 270, volumes increasing now. hyattstown into clarksburg and then again as you travel toward the point where the lanes divide. you might find a few brake lights. lanes open. incident free on 270, 355 and great seneca highway. back to you. as the investigation into the boston marathon bombing gets under way, security has been really tightened around the district. >> today the district is throwing its own open air celebration on some city streets. the annual emancipation day parade. ko im is live along the parade route with more. good morning, ko. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. as you know, it is a public holiday. d.c. officials want you to
enjoy it. already this morning we can see some increased police presence at the parade route on 14th and pennsylvania avenue. we know there's an event that's going to start in a couple of hours across at the willard hotel here in downtown d.c. the d.c. police chief addressed media yesterday saying there is a plan in place. there is no connection to the boston marathon incident to d.c. they say they have the partnership and the resources with area police officers to make sure that everyone feels safe. they want to reassure people and remind people that if you see something suspicious, to alert them. >> come down and enjoy the event. we have a very strong security plan in place. we are the nation's capitol so we do that on a regular basis. we will have enhanced security that probably some will, some will not be visible to the people who come down but i want people to feel comfortable to take public transportation, come down to the event and enjoy yourself. we feel comfortable it's going to be a safe event.
>> reporter: metro also reinforcing that message that if you see something, just say something. they tweeted out an image of some of the screens at the platform reminding you to do so. we also know the white house has some increased secret service police presence downtown. and prince george's county police will have increased security at critical infrastructure throughout the county. in d.c. some of the streets are already closed but they want to mike sure that you feel -- make sure that you feel safe and you come down to enjoy the emancipation day event. ko im, wusa9. >> thank you, ko. we'll take a quick break from our boston coverage to find out just how much rain howard has in his seven-day forecast. >> one more thing boston related, oscar nominated actor and boston native weighs in. >> i spoke to my mom. i haven't spoken to everybody else. i don't know -- we don't know
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for around $169 a month. hello and welcome back to wusa9. 5:45. rain in the forecast but throughout the seven-day? >> scattered here and there. we'll get a couple of chances for the lawns and the flowers. >> my new flowers. >> the weekend looks good, kind of cooler. the best chance of rain will be friday night through the overnight. folks with saturday morning softball and other activities are like no, no. i'm sorry again this week it may be the same repeat so to speak. it might even be worse unfortunately with the timing. weather wise, let's get you going on this tuesday. we're talking about -- oh, look at the skies here this morning. sunrise is coming up in about 45 minutes. beautiful sky over washington.
your day planner talking about temperatures will be climbing into the mid-70s this afternoon. i think the clouds will be breaking up sun giving us sunshine. winds out of the south at 10 to 15 miles an hour. by 9:00 back in the upper 60s. only about 60 tonight as clouds return. you see the clouds. see the gray here? kind of just lined up on this side of the conts -- of the continental divide. a front is approaching toledo. this goes through indiana and illinois as well. it will be in our neighborhood tomorrow. with the front nearby, it will act as a focal point for some showers. this morning you're looking at doppler 9000. all is quiet. we have clouds out there, just some spotty drizzle but no real precipitation to speak of. temperatures are in the mid- 50s. dulles 56. 56 also in alexandria. low 50s in baden at 53 along with andrews and here in washington one more look at this beautiful sky this morning under our michael & son weather camera. check out that sky as we're going back off toward the east and the southeast going back
toward reagan national, coming up on some of the landing lights there. 57, cloudy skies on the hour but obviously lots of breaks showing up with a southeast wind at 5 miles an hour. and i'm optimistic when i see the sky this early looking like that that the sun will definitely be back and we'll see those temperatures shoot into the 70s. now, big picture. got a front lined up here. this is tomorrow's weather. then a storm system coming out of the rockies which could drop one to two feet of snow in wyoming which postponed the mets-rockies game yesterday in denver with some snow. they're going to try to get two in today. good luck on that. this is going to be a nasty rain-snow mix but if it lifts out, just a miserable day for ball in denver. around here low clouds around starting to break up and showers there in eastern north carolina. futurecast showing we're going to be in pretty good shape. i don't know if it's going to be this sunday but there certainly will be breaks at 7:00. more breaks into the afternoon with the front to the north and west. if you're traveling up i-80 or
pittsburgh, could be late day showers there. this front will throw a few showers to some of our northern and western neighbors as we get into tonight here at 11:00, hagerstown west toward cumberland some showers there. some of the showers coming through overnight, especially north of town. tomorrow with that boundary neerk, you see it sort of -- boundary nearby, you see it sort of lined up, there could be a spotty shower or two even in the metro on wednesday. forecast today we're going to get back into sunshine, 76. 60 tonight with a shower possible, mainly north of town. tomorrow 78 with a shower or two possible. 80 on thursday. mix of sun and clouds. friday looks to be another warm day but here comes the stronger front friday night with showers and storms friday night, clearing out early saturday. cooler and drier for the bulk of the weekend. monika samtani, timesaver traffic. we've got some extra volume now. how is that working with the chute? >> we have extra volume and we also have an accident as well. so it's not really working that well with the commute. we're going to step out live
and show you live from our sky 9 this accident on the northbound side of the bw parkway. this is right near powder mill road. only the right lane gets by. we believe a couple of vehicles involved of course with police on the scene there northbound side of the bw parkway as you approach past powder mill road. so keep that in mind for your travel plans. pretty heavy on the northbound side. let's take a live look elsewhere. no issues to report on the beltway here at branch avenue. in fact, all of your southern maryland corridors look great, including route 5, route 4, route 301 and even 210 heading toward oxon hill and the wilson bridge on the beltway. now a live look northbound 395 heading into the district. this is north of duke street. just a bit of slow traffic through the landmark area and in the district. remember, emancipation day parade later this morning has roads blocked near freedom plaza. back to you. 5:49 now. in other news later this morning, a funeral mass is going to be held for a rockville high school student. 17-year-old michelle miller was found shot to death last week
inside a townhouse in germantown. montgomery county police say 31- year-old adam arndt killed miller before taking his own life. he was an army recruiter. miller had signed up to become an army reservist after graduation and family members say miller was trying to prevent arndt from committing suicide. a teenager struck by a hit and-run driver died on monday according to anne arundel county police. the person was hit friday near alvin road along with a 13-year- old girl who survived. investigators describe the vehicle as an suv 1997 through 2002 ford expedition they believe with damage to the passenger side headlight. the hood and passenger side front quarter panel. continuing our conversation on the explosions at the boston marathon, i'm joined now by security expert ed clark who's been sharing his insights with us since the explosions
yesterday. good to have you back here. some of the latest information, we've heard about an unexploded bomb found at the scene and heard about two more unexploded bombs. what have you heard the latest and what information could we glean from this unexploded devices? >> if they recover the unexploded devices, this he can do a forensic analysis between that devase and the two that detonated. it allows investigators to draw a link in analysis. >> get a signature of who the bomber is. >> absolutely correct. >> in the past we had you on to talk about incidents like this around the world and in the u.s. we talk about chatter and the chatter that goes on before, during and after and we've not been hearing any of that chatter. the only thing we've heard so far is the pakistani taliban saying we didn't do it. what concerns do you have that we haven't heard chatter and who might be the bombers? >> it might lead us to believe it's more of an inside, silent
sleeper cell or what they call a lone wolf which is more challenging for investigators to sort of identify who may be responsible for this act of terrorism. >> you said yesterday on our news that you didn't believe the bombers were trying to target the runners, that they were after the spectators. why do you believe that and why is that important? >> i think it was the significance of the event, a big event in boston, where the bomb originated from, they couldn't get to the front line where the runners were so they intended to cause as much damage as they could to the spectators and onlookers. >> trying to follow every lead, how important are all of the cameras, either the cell phone cameras from the spectators, the runners, atms, just city cameras in finding a suspect? >> it's one facet of the investigation where they can go the cameras and review frame by fraip. for anyone out there who has any pictures or photographs that may be relevant to turn
those to authorities, a critical piece of information. >> in fact video is what led police to this home in revere. they saw a driver going back and forth and they followed him there. what could they be looking for at that home is. >> certainly any evidence of bomb-making devices, any intelligence, just anything that they can gather that will lead them in the furtherance of identifying the perp rater in this crime -- perpetrator in this crime. >> we larry around the world and the cities, we have the emancipation day parade. security measures are being reinvestigated. the thatcher funeral tomorrow, the london marathon on sunday. what worries you the most going forward as far as incidents like this? and how can we prevent them? >> just the uncertainty, whether it is an organized group, a lone wolf or a combination thereof. i think for everyone out there, just be aware of your surroundings. if you see something that appears to be suspicious, pause and call 911 and just share that information. and try to be proactive in what
you're looking at to prevent injuries to yourself. >> ed clark, thank you for being with us this morning. >> you're quite welcome. we're going to have the latest on the investigation into the boston marathon coming up. plus, more on how many marathon runners, both past and present feel as they watched these events and this investigation unfolds of the we'll tim -- you're mulch-flipping again, aren't you?
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5:57. a gorgeous sky over d.c. this morning. check out this picture as we look north back toward the capitol, washington monument on the left and the broken clouds out there. going to be a nice day. we'll get rid of some of these clouds, more sunshine. 72 by 1:00 with a high this afternoon in the mid-70s. i hope you can take advantage and enjoy it. monika? no, mike and andrea, sorry. the boston marathon got its start in 1897. it was inspired by the success of the first modern day marathon held a year earlier in the summer olympics. the race draws about 27,000 runners, half a million spectators every year. and as we watch a lot of these events unfold, this is especially personal for a lot of us because i ran the race in 2005. i lived a block from the race route. my wife produced the boston marathon live television coverage for ten years. so we're intimately involved in the race. one of the things that strikes me most is the greatness of this race is about the people that surround it. you have ten deep from
hopkinton, 26.2 miles. there are people cheering you on trying to test your body. you don't know if you're going to make it. they say yes, you are going to make it. you're filled with goose bumps and exultation when you're trying to pull off something you don't think is possible. that's what this tragedy is about, so many spectators were there, ten deep. thankfully the race was near the end so there weren't so many on the sides at the finish line. a little boy who's 8 years old, to cheer on his dad should not die because of a coward. this is ridiculous. the marathon community is going to stay together. this is probably going to be the most well attended marathon as they move to the 118th next year. security measures are probably going to have to be clamped down, especially near the finish line. andrea and i also talked about the garbage cans. a lot of major cities take them away. in d.c. you see them gone. >> moving forward, maybe that's what's going to happen we hope. some of the other impressions
we are concerned about is just making sure this is an event for the people. it's a historic event, one of the races that marathoners gauge their running careers by. >> you were certain that runners would be back. as we were finishing our interview, i asked ed clark after it, would he have can selled the emancipation day parade. he said no way, you can't let these people win. you have to show your strength and that's the boston marathon's hallmark, showing your personal strength and strength of the community that supports runners like mike through this race of 26.2 miles. >> that was evidenced when they raced to help regular people helping other people to get through this. d.c. knows how to take care ever its people. go down to see the parade because it's worth it. >> it is emancipation day in the district. i'm andrea roane. thank you for waking up with us, just about 6:00 a.m. i'm mike hydeck. here's the lovely monika samtani. traffic moment tairm.